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Offline evidenttools

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Hello.

For non slaved plug.

Thank you.


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Offline Rick Christopherson

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Re: Adding DIY electric plug to CT26 : wich connectors are the right ?
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2017, 04:58 PM »
The top two are hot and the next two are neutral. Furthermore, the very top hot is always hot, but the second hot is hot only hot when the vac is in the "Auto" selector position.

The very bottom lug is ground.

Offline antss

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Re: Adding DIY electric plug to CT26 : wich connectors are the right ?
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2017, 05:53 PM »
@Rick Christopherson  -

 for clarity, isn't the 2nd tab down now hot in auto and manual positions ???

Or did Festool's change last year make one of the other tabs hot for the manual position ?

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Re: Adding DIY electric plug to CT26 : wich connectors are the right ?
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2017, 06:07 PM »
I'm not sure. When you and I chatted last, I mistakenly thought my outlet was always on, but later realized it was actually the optional accessory outlet that was always powered (as described above). So I have not personally confirmed any changes to the control board design.

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Re: Adding DIY electric plug to CT26 : wich connectors are the right ?
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2017, 07:52 PM »
I dunno maybe IM to simplistic but I just plugged in a adaptor that will take 3 plugs into mine. Never had a issue
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Offline ben_r_

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Re: Adding DIY electric plug to CT26 : wich connectors are the right ?
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2017, 07:49 AM »
What kind of connectors are you planning on using to connect to the terminals in there?
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Offline Gregor

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Re: Adding DIY electric plug to CT26 : wich connectors are the right ?
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2017, 08:09 PM »
I would suggest to get https://www.festool.fr/accessoires/496142---modul-sd-ct-263648, put that in and be done with it: it'll keep your warranty intact and avoid unintended first hand knowledge on what happens to your body when supplied with mains level electric currents (or how flame resistant a CT is in case your DIY starts arcing under load, trying to ignite the vac).

The reasoning is simple: by asking this question you clearly demonstrated not having the experience or equipment to manipulate main electrics (else you wouldn't have needed to ask as a quick measuring would have given you the answer in less time it took to make the post). I'm not interested in assisting in a (possibly unintended) suicide.
Should I be wrong with that assessment: more power to you, no offense was intended.
« Last Edit: October 20, 2017, 08:18 PM by Gregor »